Town of Mount Royal is fortunate to be served by the bus, metro (subway) and suburban train systems. Using them is a simple but effective way to fight air pollution.
Fewer cars on our streets also means quieter and safer neighbourhoods for our children, offering a better quality of life! The Town of Mount Royal makes available several street parking spaces, in effect between 7:00 and 19:00, for citizens wishing to use its AMT train service, but who can’t get to the Mount Royal station on foot. These spaces are available for the nominal fee of $20 per month, on a first-come, first-served basis. If this option interests you, write us or call 514-734-2992.
In the Montreal Metropolitan Region, the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) provides leadership through its major socio-economic impact and because it is the most important player involved in public transportation. We benefit locally from certain services offered by the STM that are very attractive, even when compared to car travel:
But we should not forget the important role played by the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) in the Town of Mount Royal thanks to the commuter train that comes right into our Town and brings us into the heart of the city in 9 minutes, for work or for studies at McGill University.
We often let a vehicle idle without really thinking about it, even though the engine consumes a lot of fuel, harming air quality and the health of all citizens.
In effect since April 27, 2006, By-law No. 1407 governing idling basically intends to limit the time during which an engine can idle on Mount Royal territory.
These rules and regulations apply to all motor vehicles, including those belonging to the Town, and contribute to reducing the greenhouse gas effect, which is responsible for climatic changes. The By-law does however provide for exceptions under certain circumstances (for example, when the outdoor temperature is below -10°C) and for certain vehicles, including emergency vehicles and taxis.
The Town of Mount Royal would like to particularly ask motorists waiting near schools to get into the good habit of turning the engine off, thus better protecting the health of young children.